RADWARE LTD. ANNOUNCES Q208 RESULTS
Radware plans to reactivate its stock repurchase program
* Quarterly revenues of $24.0 million
** GAAP loss per share $0.36, Non-GAAP loss per share $0.25
Radware (NASDAQ: RDWR), the leading provider of integrated application delivery solutions for business-smart networking, today reported quarterly revenues of $24.0 million for the second quarter of 2008. This represents an increase of 12% compared with revenues of $21.5 million for the second quarter of 2007 and an increase of 8% compared to revenues of $22.2 million for the first quarter of 2008.
Net loss on a GAAP basis for the second quarter of 2008 was $7.1 million or $0.36 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $8.3 million or $0.42 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2008 and to a net loss of $4 million or $0.21 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2007.
Net loss on a non-GAAP basis for the second quarter of 2008 was $5.0 million or $0.25 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $6.3 million or $0.32 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2008 and to a net loss of $2.4 million or $0.12 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2007. Non-GAAP results exclude the effects of stock-based compensation expense and amortization of intangible assets and acquisition related expenses.
During the second quarter, the continued devaluation of the US dollar against the Israeli Shekel, the Euro, the Australian dollar and Asian currencies resulted in an increase in operating expenses of $0.8 million compared to the first quarter 2008. This increase was off-set by a decrease in expenses derived from cutting operational costs.
At the end of the second quarter 2008 the company’s overall cash position, including cash, short-term and long-term bank deposits and marketable securities totaled an amount of $148.6 million.
“The strategic and tactical plans set forth in the first quarter are proving to be successful and are enabling Radware to make real headway in the ADC market,” said Roy Zisapel, President & CEO of Radware. “With the introduction of APSolute Immunity, our new security strategy and key partnerships such as joining Juniper Networks J-Partnership program as a major application delivery solutions provider, we are well positioned for continued growth in the next quarters”.
Management’s expectation is to reach an annual growth rate in the mid to high teens and return to operating profitability by the fourth quarter of 2008.
Radware further announced that it plans to reactivate its stock repurchase program. Purchases under Radware’s stock repurchase program may be made in the open market or in private transactions, from time to time, through block trades or otherwise. These purchases, including scope and price limits, will depend on market conditions and other factors and may be commenced or suspended at any time without prior notice. The Company's current intention is to implement the repurchase program in accordance with the safe harbor rules of Rule 10b-18 under the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
As of July 21 2008, Radware had approximately 20 million shares outstanding.
During the quarter ended June 30, 2008, Radware released the following significant announcements:
- Radware’s DefensePro Receives NSS Labs’ “Approved” for Attack Mitigation
- Radware Discovers Denial-of-Service Vulnerability in Apples' iPhone Safari Internet Browser
- Radware Receives Network Products Guide 2008 Product Innovation Award
- Tongji University Deploys Radware's Application Delivery Solution to Ensure Continuous & Secure Access for Campus Applications
- Radware Joins Juniper Networks J-Partner Solutions Alliance Program
- Austria’s SKIDATA AG Upgrades Corporate Network with Radware’s DefensePro
- Radware Optimizes VoIP Network Reliability for Virtual PBX™
- Radware Showcases Carrier Solutions to Drive Next-generation Service Delivery at NXTcomm08
- disy Optimizes Offering with Failover Solution from Radware
- Radware’s APSolute Immunity Provides Networks with Ability to Fight Emerging Threats
Company management will host a quarterly investor conference call at 8:45 AM EDT on July 23, 2008. The call will focus on financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2008, and certain other matters related to the Company’s business.
The conference call will be webcast on July 23, 2008 at 8:45 AM EST in the “listen only” mode via the Internet at: http://www.radware.com/Company/InvestorRelations/default.aspx and would be available for replay during the next 30 days.
Please use the following dial-in numbers to participate in the first quarter 2008 call:
Participants in the US call: Toll Free 1 800 230 1951
International participants call: +1 612 332 0335
Radware (NASDAQ:RDWR), the global leader in integrated application delivery solutions, assures the full availability, maximum performance, and complete security of business-critical applications for more than 5,000 enterprises and carriers worldwide. With APSolute™, Radware’s comprehensive and award-winning suite of intelligent front end, access, and security products, companies in every industry can drive business productivity, improve profitability, and reduce IT operating and infrastructure costs by making their networks “business smart”. For more information, please visit www.radware.com.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, Radware uses non-GAAP measures of net income and earnings per share, which are adjustments from results based on GAAP to exclude stock-based compensation expense, in accordance with SFAS 123R, and amortization of intangible assets and acquisition related expenses. Radware’s management believes the non-GAAP financial information provided in this release is useful to investors for the purpose of understanding and assessment of Radware’s ongoing operations. The presentation of this non-GAAP financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for results prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures discussed in this press release to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures is included with the financial information contained in this press release. Management uses both GAAP and non-GAAP information in evaluating and operating business internally and as such has determined that it is important to provide this information to investors.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, general business conditions in the Application Switching and Network Security industry, changes in demand for Application Switching and Network Security products, the timing and amount or cancellation of orders and other risks detailed from time to time in Radware's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Radware's Form 20-F.